Since: Nov 2008
Posted: Saturday the 15th November 2008 at 05:45
British treats for Christmas, what and where?
Hi everybody! I'm kind of new here so I'm not sure this thread is in the right topic, but here we go!
I am from Finland and I have been here for 3 months. I am going home for Christmas so I was thinking of making a really nice basket for my family stuffed with typically british treats. But this is where I need your help! Can you tell me some things that are typically british? Christmas sweets and treats, or other british christmas stuff? And where can I get it? Is there any store or fair or something that I really should not miss? What should I fill my basket with?
I appriciate every little idea you can give me
Since: Jan 2006
Posted: Wednesday the 19th November 2008 at 09:14
I would try Crabtree & Evelyn (small chain of stores) - they sell lots of quaint, British-style things including teas, biscuits, marmalade, etc.. If you want to go even more up-market then Fortnum & Mason is the place to go on Piccadilly (But make sure you take your savings with you - it's not cheap!!).
Since: May 2007
Posted: Wednesday the 19th November 2008 at 13:30
I;m not sure if Christmas puddings and mince pies are just a British thing. If they are, then they'd be good for a christmas basket, even though I personally think they taste naaaasty. Hee hee.
Biscuits is a good one. Cornish pasties and pies maybe? But decent ones, not cheap ones. Cadbury chocolate, even though they sell that in other places in the world, it's British.
Old-fashioned sweets from jars, likehard boiled sweets, or liqorice. You can get them in good sweet shops, though it's hard to find decent sweet shops that sell sweets from jars. Hamley's might be worth a try, they have a good sweet selection in there, and you can buy some rock, like we sell at the seaside
Since: May 2007
Posted: Wednesday the 19th November 2008 at 13:32
Oh and they do christmas markets at this time of year in a few towns. I know there's a christmas market in Kingston at the moment, in the marketplace.
Christmas (chocolate) log is a good one too
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